Tuesday, August 31, 2010

GIVEAWAY ! Fun with Kids (and adults:)) and tattoo cookies!

Well, it's been over two whole weeks since I have posted!  I was  in Texas for 10 days visiting my daughter, son-in-law and three munchkins!  I had a fun time running around with the little ones, being there for the first day of kindergarten, going out to lunch with my daughter, shopping,  touring the science museum, feeding ducks at the park, and just hanging out! Thanks Y'all:) for a good time!  XO
When I returned home, the night before the Daring Bakers reveal, I was all set to make the pound cake for the challenge and in the middle of baking, my oven apparently died.  I let the cake bake for 30 minutes (25 min. was called for), and when taken from the oven, the edges were all baked, but the rest of the cake was soupy! :( 
The oven has been finicky for awhile(and already fixed a few times), but it's now time for a new oven!  Hopefully I'll find one by the weekend.

With the oven down, I thought this would be the perfect time for a GIVEAWAY(which is open to everyone)!  Here's the loot (All new and unused and pictured above):
  • Williams-Sonoma cookbook:  Sweet Treats, 25 Delicious recipes That Kids Can Cook (Beautiful step-by-step photos on every page, including the finished treat.) 
  • Williams-Sonoma Circus Cookie Cutters(Can you tell I love Williams-Sonoma?) I made some cookies with mine.
  • Three treat-themed mini erasers (very popular right now)  and
  • Food Tattoos (flowers) by Mary Engelbreit  (Includes 8 edible images)*
 You have 2 chances to win!

1. For one chance,  leave a comment  
2.  For a second entry,  become a follower(with "google friend connect" in the right- hand column) and leave a second comment letting me know.  (If you already are a follower, also  leave a second comment and let me know.)
The giveaway will end on Tuesday, September 7th at  7p.m.,   Pacific Standard Time. The winner will be chosen by random.org, and will have 24 hours to respond before a second winner is chosen.  Please leave a link to your blog (which lists your email address), or leave your email address in the comment section so that I may notify you if you are the winner.  Good Luck! Giveaway has ended!
I had these round sugar cookies(and some others also) in the freezer (which came in handy with a broken oven) and decorated them with some  Mary Engelbreit Food tattoos.



It's so simple! I iced the cookies with vanilla buttercream, placed the tattoo on each cookie and then framed the edge of the tattoo with more icing.

I really like the results!
They taste great too!

 Simple and sweet!

Best of Luck to all of you and have a great week!

I've linked this Giveaway to Tidy Mom's "I'm Lovin' it Fridays."  

* I found these tatoos at Michael's craft store.

59 comments:

  1. I am so glad you are baaaaack! I have missed your cheerful posts! The cookies are AH-DORABLE. Love them.

    I missed two DB's in a row. I think that means I'm out? Too much going on right now!

    P.s. I'm a follower - always!

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  2. I'm so glad you could go and spoil your little grandchildren!! The cookies are very cute.

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  3. Oh, and I'm a follower too!!

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  4. Wow - beautiful cookies. I can only dream of making something that attractive.

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  5. OMG the cookies came out adorable, the icing looks so flufy!! yum.

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  6. Sue, So glad you had a fun time with your family. These sugar cookies are so fun. I have never seen the ME tattoos. I need to get some of those.

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  7. I am already a follower. Wouldn't miss a post!

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  8. Oven trouble is no fun, but getting a new one sounds great! I love the looks of the cookies here, they are beautiful. It sounds like you had a lovely time in Texas with your munchkins :)

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  9. And of course I follow you! You're one of my favorites!

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  10. Thanks for visiting my blog. I see we have grandmothering plus blogging in common! I will sign up to follow your blog!

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  11. Glad that you are back! I was in Florida last week with my grandchildren, we had a blast! Sorry about your oven bit it's always fun to get something new. I love your tatto cookies they are darling.

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  12. I ama follower! and thanks for your nice comments! Let me know how it goes with Kristi Approved!

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  13. Love your blog! Makes me want to go bake everytime I read it!

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  14. What cute little cookies with the tatoos. I have never used them and they look like a lot of fun! Joni

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  15. What a fun giveaway. My daughter is six...the perfect age for fun baking.

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  16. Squeaaaaal! Sue those tattoos are amazingly gorgeous! :o And your cookie design complements them perfectly! :D

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  17. would love to win this giveaway. they are gorgeous!~ :)

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  18. i am now a follower of your blog! :)
    My email add is tanshuyin[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  19. What a calamity! No oven? I hope you find a great one with bells and whistles and a good price.

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  20. Whoa! No oven? Thank goodness for a freezer stocked with goodies!

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  21. And, I thought I was a follower already, but I am for sure now. :)

    allisonavans@msn.com

    PS-I made that white chili the Sunday before we came to Santa Maria and it was so good! Definitely a keeper!

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  22. I am already a follower and would love to enter your giveaway! Also, could you please send some cookies over?? pretty please

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  23. These are super cute, and so glad you are back, I love checking you out! LOL!

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  24. What cute cookies! Love them. And all the giveaway loot!

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  25. So glad you are blogging again! Sounds like you had a great time with your family. And those cookies are TOO cute!!!! Love how you iced them. And what a fun giveaway!

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  26. And I follow your blog already. :-)

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  27. Sue, I love this giveaway! Looks so cool!
    I have been the follower for long!

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  28. So many giveaway in one go? wow..sue, you are really generous!
    angiesrecipes@yahoo.com

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  29. Glad you could get away! I love the food tattoos, wherever did you get those, they are adorable? I would love to enter the contest, what cute giveaways.

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  30. I soooooo want to win this! =o) How fun would this be?!

    www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

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  31. Of course I'm a follower on google!

    www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

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  32. Oh my gosh....those cookies are too cute!

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  33. And of course I'm a follower!

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  34. My kids would love those erasers. And I can't even believe how cute those cookies are!

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  35. So sorry to hear about your oven! How frustrating. What a fun giveaway. I love Mary Engelbreit.

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  36. Those are such cute cookies! You have some great giveaways, too!

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  37. Welcome back Sue!!! You have been missed!!!

    Your treats to give away are beyond adorable! I can NOT get over how fabulous those cookie tatoos are from ME - where did you find those??

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  38. I am a "google" follower already - how could I not be?!? Your blog is so great!!! :-)

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  39. Ok..Even though my cookies for 'you know hwat' will never look as gorgeous as yours, I'm going to give it a shot. However, your giveaway could greatly help a shaky hand piper like me since a cookie tattoo would make life so much easier lol. Once again, you are a decorating 'artiste' to the 100th degree!

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  40. I follow you on Google COnnect. Sweetsav

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  41. OMG!this giveaway is amazing!!!Please count me in!!!!!!

    I'll keep my finger crossed!

    unazebrapois @ gmail . com

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  42. Ah all these are so adorable!

    annika(@)lauk.ee

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  43. Oh, this sounds so exciting! I wanna win! :-)

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  44. I am following you already since a while ... but I do not know whether it is via google ... I just added you to my following list in blogger - does that count?

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  45. this is an incredible giveaway!! also i love the cookies you made =)

    husainn (at) mail.amc.edu

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  46. Look out, in our house appliances go out in pairs ;) I love your blog! Super cute! I'm putting a link to yours on mine... people need to hear about such a Super Cute blog spot!

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  47. Great giveaway ~ those cookie tattoos are really fun!

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  48. and yes, I follow ;).

    oh now...just realized I entered too late...booo! Oh well, your cookies are stil super cute !!

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  49. These tattoo littel cookies are so cute and professionally done! You amazed me with your cookie skills, I do hope one day I will get to taste them :-)

    Sawadee from bangkok,
    Kris

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  50. How did I miss this post - I love competitions and what a cute loot.

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  51. I'm your newest follower. http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

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